Snapper (Pagrus auratus)

Close up of Snapper in poly bin

Description: Snapper are found in New Zealand’s warmer coastal waters – particularly in the northern North Island and Bay of Plenty regions. fish is mainly taken by bottom longline or trawling, generally from depths of 10-100 metres. Snapper are caught year-round. New Zealand’s snapper fishery is managed by strict quotas, which allow only a set amount of snapper to be taken commercially each year.

Also know as:  New Zealand: Snapper, Bream, Schnapper, Brim, France: Dorade, Germany: Goldbrasse, Italy: Pagro, Greece: Tsipoura. Maori name: Tamure

Meat Quality: Snapper has a tender white to pinkish flesh with a sweet, mild flavour. It can be cooked in practically every way, or alternatively served raw as sashimi.

Weight: 500g – 5kg/piece,

Size: 30-60cm

Form/ State: Whole, Fillets

Packed: Frozen - 10kg, plastic interleaved & Blast frozen. Fresh – Polystyrene insulated bin, with Gel Ice packs to maintain coldness in transit

Season: Year round.

Snapper in poly bin ready for export

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